Sprouse told Vulture, "That term is so derogatory".
"It also implies past tense. It implies you've already failed, right? I was actually naïve enough to think that people wouldn't think of it in that way," he added.
The 25-year-old actor, who also has a twin brother, Cole, appeared together in movies like 'Big Daddy'.
After leaving the Disney Channel at age 18, Sprouse attended the New York University and worked in a restaurant in New York City.
On the work front, Sprouse is shooting for upcoming movie 'Banana Split' and is opening a brewery soon.
However, Cole Sprouse is currently a main cast member on the hit CW show 'Riverdale'. (ANI)